Last Modified: November 28, 2011
A few months after the release of the Beat's I Just Can't Stop It LP, "Best Friend" was chosen to be the first single off of the album that the label would attempt to make into a hit. However, the downside to this timing was that fewer copies of this single were sold than of the label's previous two releases since anyone interested in owning a copy of the song could simply buy the LP. The dub version of the anti-Thatcherist "Stand Down Margaret" is unique to this single, but certainly not a very commercial track. Despite these limiting factors, the single still impressively managed to hit the 22 spot on the charts everyHit.com.
- Stand Down Margaret advert from the August 16, 1980 issue of N.M.E. courtesy of John V.
- Best Friend
- Stand Down Margaret (Dub)